Spyridon Gianniotis

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Spyridon Gianniotis
Personal information
Full name Spyridon Gianniotis
Nickname(s) "Spyros"
National team  Greece
Born (1980-02-19) 19 February 1980 (age 35)
Liverpool, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Olympiacos

Spyridon Gianniotis (Greek: Σπυρίδων "Σπύρος" Γιαννιώτης; born 19 February 1980) is a Greek competitive swimmer who specialises in long-distance and open-water freestyle events. He won three individual medals at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, and represented his native country at four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2000. In 2011 he became world champion in the 10 km open water at the world championships in Shanghai. Gianniotis, also claimed gold at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in the men's 10 km open water swimming.

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Gianniotis took the 5th place at the 1500 m freestyle and the 7th place at 400 m freestyle. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London he was 4th at the 10 km marathon swim, missing the bronze medal for only 5 seconds.